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Small basement rack

Any recommendation on a rack to be in the basement.. something that can hold a switch, cable modem and maybe a printer on top? Floor standalone and something that's not overpowering.. wife will kick my butt
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My 'rack' is just a plastic shelving unit you would find at Canadian Tire for $20-$30. It holds my printer on top, and next to it the Rogers router and a gigabit switch. The rest of the shelves I use for computer related storage, like printer paper and parts.

One of these kinds of basic things:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/resi ... 6470p.html
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Are you using a rackmount switch?
If not, a resin shelf should be good enough, as suggested.

If you have a rackmount switch, you can get 2 Ikea Lack tables and stack them, or attach plywood as a shelf for the modem.
The hack/mod is called Lack Rack if you want to search for guides.
2x3U_LackRack.jpg
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zerod wrote: Are you using a rackmount switch?
If not, a resin shelf should be good enough, as suggested.

If you have a rackmount switch, you can get 2 Ikea Lack tables and stack them, or attach plywood as a shelf for the modem.
The hack/mod is called Lack Rack if you want to search for guides.
2x3U_LackRack.jpg

Looking good.. let me take a look. The 22u idea is too big ..need someone simple and clean
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MrDiscount wrote: Looking good.. let me take a look. The 22u idea is too big ..need someone simple and clean
The Lack Rack is an IKEA table. It is ideal because it is exactly 19” wide and you can bolt things on the legs and the tables are stackable.

I have seen these setups and the red one looks nice with all the LEDs blinking. You don’t need the shelves. Just make sure your gear has ears for the rack
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My rack is just a pile of electronics on the floor....been that way for a few years now and no issues.
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PerformingAzura wrote: My rack is just a pile of electronics on the floor....been that way for a few years now and no issues.
Until first basement flooding I guess.
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alpovs wrote: Until first basement flooding I guess.
That's why it's a stack. The older servers will be the first to go
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DIY ... its simple and easy.

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Here's my rack setup in my basement, on top of my home theater AV gear stand.

It's a wall mounted rack from Infinite Cables. Works extremely well and was very cheap.
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